metachronism

noun
plural -s

Definition of metachronism

obsolete
: an error in chronology committed by placing an event after its real date — compare parachronism

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History and Etymology for metachronism

Medieval Latin metachronismus chronological error, from Greek metachronios, metachronos out of date, anachronistic (from meta- after—from meta—+ chronos time) + Latin -ismus -ism

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“Metachronism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metachronism. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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